2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog


POSC 31313 Parties and Interest Groups

This course focuses primarily on American political parties and interest groups by comparisons are made with several other democracies. The historical development of political parties and their current organizational structure, strengths and weaknesses, and the role in elections and in governing are analyzed. The role of interest groups in shaping public policy and influencing electoral politics is also critically examined.

Credits

3